OPERA-singing sensation Alfie Boe will entertain fans at Sheffield City Hall – and we’ve got a first prize meet and greet plus tickets for two to be won.
Two runners up get a pair of tickets each to the show on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
AUDIO: Listen to Digital Editor Graham Walker’s full interview with Alfie - explaining show details, his return to Les Miserables in the West End this summer and why he will always be grateful to South Yorkshire’s own chatshow king Michael Parkinson.
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“The tour’s going to be fun. We’ve had extra dates put in and I’m really happy that we’re going to have trhe chance to play in Sheffield,’’ he said.
“It’s going to be very exciting, a little bit different with a few guests coming on and doing duets with me. I’ve a book load of ideas.
“It’s also going to be fun for the crowd. We’re going to break down the barrier of audience and performer, we’re going to really involve the crowd.”
Known as ‘the nation’s tenor’, Bring Him Home, the showstopper from Les Miserables, was the first song he ever performed on stage at the age of 14.
Little did he know that one day he would be singing the hit song to adoring fans in his own Bring Him Home tour, covering most of Britain’s finest concert halls.
His latest hit album of the same name has also gone gold.
The former Blackpool born apprentice car mechanic, who worked at a sports car factory, would often sing to entertain his colleagues.
One day he was overheard by a customer who was so impressed he suggested Boe take it further.
And so many are thankful that he did.
He has already starred on Broadway, TV and featured in the Les Miserables 25th anniversary concert at the O2 Arena, which has been a best selling DVD. He’s back in the West End production for the second half of the year.
Decca Records and SJM have now announced that due to overwhelming demand, with a number of tour dates already sold out, another 14 shows have been added.
But fans will have a wait. It starts at Bristol’s Colston Hall in December and ends in Birmingham in February, 2012.
Tickets for his eagerly awaited South Yorkshire concert are available from Sheffield City Hall box office. Call 0114 2789789, or book online, at www.alfieboe.com
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BRING HIM HOME TOUR DATES:
Tuesday 6 December Bristol Colston Hall 0117 922 3686
Wednesday 7 December London Royal Festival Hall 0844 847 9910
Thursday 8 December Brighton Dome 01273 709709
Monday 12 December Cardiff St David’s Hall 029 2087 8444
Tuesday 13 December Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 780 3333
Wednesday 14 December Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
Friday 16 December Gateshead Sage 0191 443 4661
Saturday 17 December Blackpool Opera House 0844 811 0051
Sunday 18 December Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555
The additional shows - now on sale, are:
Tuesday 17 January Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre 01492 872000
Wednesday 18 January Swindon Oasis 01793 445 401 Friday 20 January Plymouth Pavilions 0845 146 1460 Saturday 21 January Bournemouth Intl Centre 0844 576 3000
Monday 23 January Northampton Derngate 01604 624811 Tuesday 24 January Ipswich Regent 01473 433100 Wednesday 25 January Leicester De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111 Friday 27 January Manchester Bridgewater Hall 0161 907 9000 Saturday 28 January Harrogate Intl Centre 0845 130 8840
Sunday 29 January Glasgow Clyde Auditorium 0844 499 9990
Tuesday 31 January Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 780 3333
Wednesday 1 February Sheffield City Hall 0114 2789789 Friday 3 February Preston Guildhall 01772 258 858 Saturday 4 February Gateshead Sage 0191 443 4661
Official web site: Visit http://www.alfieboe.com
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